CHCA lost to Coldwater on Saturday, June 6 in the Division III state title game. (Mark Slaughter | WCPO)
The Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy baseball team fell behind early and couldn’t recover Saturday as their bid for the program’s first state title came up short.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy baseball team fell behind early and couldn’t recover Saturday as their bid for the program’s first state title came up short.
Coldwater put up three runs in the first inning and added an additional in the third en route to a 4-2 win in the Division III state championship game in Columbus, Ohio.
The Eagles (29-3) had outscored their opponents 48-0 over the first five playoffs games.
CHCA was led at the plate by sophomore Chase Murray who went 3-for-3 and drove in both of his team’s runs.
The Eagles actually outhit Coldwater 10 hits to five but struggled to come through with runners on base, going just 3-for-15.
Senior pitcher Grant Muhlenkamp pitched five innings for Coldwater to pick up the win and secure his school's first state title since 1992. It's their sixth title overall.
For a bit of bright news, CHCA's ace Cameron Varga was selected in the second round of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. That came a day after the 6-foot-3 pitcher struck out 15 and notched his fifth no-hitter of the season in a semifinal win over Orrville.